Saturday, October 31, 2009

*Cupcake Saturday*

I've become somewhat of a sprinkle collector, and I love it! The only downside is that I didn't have a uniform way to organize them, and given all the different containers, it was something that irked me big time. Thank you Michael's for the solution! In their scrap booking section I found the perfect sized plastic containers that have solved my problem. Take a look-see.

The two different sizes are ideal. Smaller ones are mostly for the solid colors, which makes sorting the varying styles easy, and the large jars work for those times when I just have to get a bunch of one type. The two large ones are the right are my favorites right now. Pink pigs with yellow jimmies and then black, brown and white cows. Too cute! I couldn't resist getting them.

So that's a little bit of what I've got going on. This little doorless cabinet also holds some of my ceramic cupcakes, baking cups, and standing on top are some pictures are the perfect color inspiration. How do you organize your sprinkles and such?

Friday, October 30, 2009

Beautiful Germany

Ok, well I don't exactly know how beautiful Germany is, but the site Car-moebel is gorgeous to me. After looking through every aspect of their site I have a long wish list, or at least a long To-Make/Create list. I also realized that I could live very happily in a home filled completely with their products and designs. Here's what I'm thinkin.....

So, for the entry way, It's gotta be super functional, inviting and cute. This cubby look for shoes and such just makes me smile. The Hotel sign is a nice touch too.

Now that you're in my place, come sit in the comfy cozy living room! I'm hoping to get back to coffee table living soon, but for now I can just picture the little man climbing on it and river-dancing.

A standard sofa/love seat is a must have, but after seeing these armchairs lined up, I'm really liking this kind of look. There's something movie theater-ish about it that's tons of fun.

Seeing as how my living room also holds the 'office, that's next on my list. I'd love to have the computer hidden away, so this sucker is ideal for keeping the cords outta site.

Can I have this too? Just for the extra things on my desk that need a cute home.

It's kitchen time! I need lots and lots of prep space for my little baking business. This looks good to me.
And of course while I'm baking I love company. Anyone mind sitting at this cute little table and chatting up a storm with me?
With a growing collection of display plates and such, not to mention the awesome plate and bowl set that my guy got for me last Christmas, I think using a buffet as storage is a brilliant idea.
Thank goodness I have an amazing husband who loves to cook. I'd love to have more of a formal dining room like this, with a bunch of windows and super tall ceilings, to enjoy family meals in.
B & B's now. I think this bathroom would be perfect in a master bedroom. It's such a calming setup, but it has that feeling like you just grabbed random pieces of furniture from other rooms and put it all together with a sink. Yea!
Our little man is quite the rambunctious one, so I can absolutely see him in a room like this a few years from now. I think a little less white would be a good thing.
And now, for the master bedroom. Seeing as how we still have a bedroom that is also playing the part of storage room, I love this look. White to black, very crisp looking, but still so comfy. I just want to snuggle up in that bed.
Being the organizational nut that I am sometimes, I'd love two of these. His & Hers cabinets would make it really easy for me to ignore how messy His would get.

So that's my little wannabe house tour. Seriously though, take some time to check out their site. It's full of beautiful colors, everyday accessories and incredible furniture. And the best part is that it all has a totally lived in feel. So fun!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

A New Look

You know how you get that feeling that you need a haircut? You realize you've been throwing your hair up in a ponytail every day and then a couple times a day when you see a mirror you either say 'Whoa' or 'Ugghh'. Yeah, I'm at that point, but not just in a hair sense(though I totally do need a haircut). I keep avoiding my blog from more than a behind-the-scenes point of view so I figured it was time for a change. I've been through hundreds of backgrounds and finally found one that kind of matches my mood right now. Coincidentally, it matches my entry way too, or at least what it will look like by tomorrow night when it's all pretty again. Anywho, along with the new color digs, I added more of the blogs that I stalk, so if you're ever in a bored mood, just clickety-click away over there. Chances are if you like my 'style', which you must or you wouldn't be here(thank you!), then you'll like most of those. Speaking of which, who are you? Do I know-know you? Are we friends already or have you found my blog in some random way? Please let me know! It's nice to know I'm not talking to myself, and I'd love to find out more about you and what you like. I'm here to help cater to your creative needs too! I hope you're having a wonderful day!

*Cupcake Saturday*

Trips to Michael's have become a pretty regular thing for me lately, and today I strolled past the stamps and stopped to take a second look. I found a couple rubber stamps with the standard birthday cupcake, lit candle included. I don't know if it's just me, but I like my cupcakes simple, so of course I'm gonna like my cupcake stamps that way too. Here are some fun ones I found on Etsy.

{Nicollie's Shop}

{Nicollie's Shop-I love that the top is a fabric button!}

{drumchick99's Shop}

{Corrabelle's Shop}

{outoftheblue's Shop}

{TriciaTharp's Shop}

Ok so that last one is a little over the top, but come on, who doesn't love a baking elephant in a polka-dot skirt apron? I know I do! Have a fantabulous weekend!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Happy, Happy Birthday!

Oh it totally was. I'm learning how much fun it can be when you just have a mellow laid back birthday. I'm all for making a bigger hoopla out of everyone else's birthdays, but give me a basic dinner, the movie Coraline and some incredible gifts and I'm all set. Here are some of the things I have now, thanks to my loving family who know me too well.....
{Adorable Porcelain Plate Set}
{Another Cupcake Picture To Add To My Collection Along With Some 'So Yummy I Could Eat Them' Candle Holders}
{This Set Makes Me Want To Throw Some Milk In The Pitcher Just So I Could Pour It Over 1/4 Cup of Cereal In A Cute Polka Dot Or Striped Bowl}
{I Really Think This Measuring Spoon Set Is Too Cute To Use. Good Thing Andrew Got Me Another Usable Set Of M. Spoons And Cups!}
{I Posted About Some Cupcake Holder Like This That I Found At The Chartreuse Tag Sale, But This One Trumps All. It's The Length Of My Arm, Made Of Glass, And Can Hold 3 Or 4 Cupcakes. Perfection}
Ok, this next thing absolutely took my breath away. The few people who have been to our apartment might have seen the still growing Cupcake collection I have, and I think I finally have one to center it all around. Behold.....The Giant Cupcake......
Yeah, that's my hand holding it on the left. This thing is ginormous. We might be painting it a different color, but even if we don't it will still be phenomenal. Along with these I have much needed wooden spoons, another mixing bowl w/ lid, the movie Coraline, 2 pairs of argyle socks, a great sign from Nicole that says 'The Ghostess With The Mostess'(freakin' awesome), and a candy card from Molly and her daughter that almost made me cry. Totally cute. It has been a wonderful day. I'm so grateful for friends and family that have taken even just a few minutes to let me know I matter to them. Thank you so much Mom and Dad! I loved that I was borned!

Monday, October 19, 2009

I'm In Love, Love, Love with Chartreuse!

Ok, not the color, but Chatreuse & Co. They are my new happy thought. Here's why. So I'm crusin' through craigslist trying to find something interesting and there's nothing to be found. Out of boredom I click on a post that says "Vintage Tag Sale". Now, the ad wasn't exactly spectacular, but luckily they had a Shutterfly account with additional pictures. The part that sealed the deal with that the pictures had prices. Ever see amazing things online but once you get to the store they end up wanting $675 for a tiny side table? Yeah, I hate that. So to sum up a bit, I talked my sister and Mom into going and after a 25 minute rainy drive, we find the place. We all walked in the front door and our jaws dropped. This place is incredible. The "Oh my goodness, I love this!" comments started right away and continued for an hour and we walked through the huge 2 level barn type setup. Along with furniture(which is amazing) the place in covered in every kind of home accessory you could want. Vibrant colors, rustic wood finds, shabby chic style, shiny glamorous, and of course Halloween. My face hurts from all the smiling. Here are some of the things I loved. I couldn't take a ton of pictures because I didn't remember until the last 10 minutes that I had my camera. Even still, here's a nice large chunk of pictures.
{Glass Cupcake Holders-If I'd known the cupcake candle was a part of the price I'd have snatched one up}

{The lamp is cute, but I really love the chair}

{The owner Virginia giving a class on decorating a table in a bunch of different ways. My Mom grabbed three of the candle stick holders she used as soon as the class was over. Awesome}

{I can definitely see myself having Sweet Dreams in this setup}

{"Fright Night" was in a section mostly dedicated to the more classic Halloween decor. Yea glitter!}

{The day I make my own pastries is the day I get this for my place. I love signage}

{Even more glitter associated with Halloween. Loved these little skull @ $3 each}

{Yes, I would love to have this too-You starting to see how fun this place is yet?}

{All kinds of mirrors-The place was full of them}

Now, for the loot that I got. I actually bought the least out of the three of us. Weird.

So, another 'R' to go in my collection, a green shelf thing($18) that originally was going to hold my ceramic cupcakes, but that has been replaces by the lighter green shelf thing on the left(an early b-day gift from my momma). I think I'm gonna paint both a bright white. Hmmm, choices. I also got two vintage plates($6 each) which I think will be perfect for displaying cupcakes and such. I love the muted colors. Any this beautiful thing isn't officially mine yet, but it will be in a few days. THANKS NAWNIE!This little phrase is the reason I started my cupcake collection, and I'm so thrilled to have it. I especially love the color!

So, that's what I did over the weekend. Fun huh? They're opening back up on the weekend of Nov. 6th. Anyone want to come? I'll be going back for sure. I can't wait to see all the new things they'll have!

{You can find more info about Chartreuse & Co. on their website}

Saturday, October 17, 2009

*Cupcake Saturday*

So you've found a perfect recipe, baked up some yummy smelling cupcakes and then decorated them to the point of 'Wow!'. Now what? Well you can't just hand them over to willing taste testers! I've had a love for cake stands and now of course have fallen for cupcake stands. They're just the best way to display all your hard work. Here are some of my favorites. I'll take one of each please!

{Bird Cupcake Stand}

{Cake Stand by Clara French}

{Red Ceramic 3 Tier}

{Ruffled Cake Stand}

{Spotty Cake Stands-Set of 2}

{Cupcake Stand With Bird Bell Jar}

I can't believe there was a time where I thought these were pointless. Of course they're not a necessity, but I love the presentation. I really love the Ruffled Cake Stand. Too cute! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Do you see that incredibly fantastic man right there? He's wearing glasses and a black tie while rockin' the semi crazy hairdo. He's so beautiful to me. No, not Mr. Depp. The other one! Ahhhh, Tim Burton. Genius. Wacko. Eccentric. Inspiring. Quirky. Amazing. Don't worry, my husband knows about my love for the man behind movies like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Edward Scissorhands, Sweeney Todd, and many others including my absolute favorite, The Nightmare Before Christmas. I have to say Thank You, Thank You to amazing parents who introduced me to this movie. I fell in love with it so much that it has become a tradition to watch it every year for either my birthday or Halloween. The detail, the colors, the characters and all the time involved leave me speechless. Just imagine me on the other side of this blog staring at the computer screen and keyboard trying to figure out what to say. This is a movie for anyone who ever looked at Christmas and said, 'Why does Christmas get all the good movies? What about Halloween? That's my favorite holiday! I won't stand for it being left out anymore!'. Take the hour and a half or so out of one of your hectic days and enjoy this perfect movie! Here are some movie shots to catch your interest.
Mr. Jack Skellington himself
"Halloween's Finest Trick-or-Treaters"~Lock, Shock & Barrel
Jack Trying To Understand Christmas
A few years ago my family was incredible enough to take me an hour away to the one movie theater in our area that was playing the 3-D version of The Nightmare Before Christmas. It.Was.Fantastic. Hopefully I didn't overwhelm you with this movie. I'm slightly obsessed, can't you tell? October just gets to me in a wonderful way. Have a fun day!